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  1. 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки! Предлагаем Вам 500-й выпуск электронной рассылки для кыргызстанских выпускников программ Госдепартамента США. Вы получаете данное сообщение потому, что Вы либо являетесь выпускником программы обмена, спонсируемой правительством США, либо Вы запросили данную информацию. В настоящее время в списке получателей рассылки зарегистрировано более 1000 электронных адресов. Электронная рассылка для кыргызстанских выпускников программ Госдепартамента США предназначена для информирования о мероприятиях, проводимых для выпускников, а также для распространения новостей и объявлений от АЙРЕКС, АКСЕЛС, Посольства США в Кыргызстане и других организаций о вакансиях, грантовых программах, стипендиях для учебы и стажировок и других возможностях для личного, академического и профессионального роста. Информация рассылается один раз в неделю. Вы вправе распространять ее среди всех заинтересованных лиц. Для Вашего удобства, теперь выпуски электронной рассылки доступны по адресу: http://www.facebook.com/IREXKyrgyzstan Если Вы желаете распространить какую-либо информацию по данной рассылке, пожалуйста, отправьте соответствующее сообщение на адрес alumni- kg+owners@irex.org не позднее 13:00 каждую среду. Сообщения, отправленные напрямую на электронный адрес рассылки, блокируются. Сегодня 14 мая. В этом выпуске: 1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ: 1. THE CONSERVATION, FOOD, AND HEALTH FOUNDATION - GRANTS TO NGOS WORLDWIDE. DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2014 2. 2014 KOFI ANNAN BUSINESS SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 3. THE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE AWARD 2014. DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2014 4. THE GERMAN TURKISH MASTERS PROGRAM IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 2014. DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014 5. JIANGXI PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP, CHINA. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 6. THE DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT DRESDEN LEIBNIZ GRADUATE SCHOOL. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 7. 2014 INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS, THE NEW ZEALAND. DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2014 8. JAPAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. DEADLINE: ROLLING 9. INTERNATIONAL AGFUND PRIZE 2014. DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014 10. 2014 UNESCO/ISEDC CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME. DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014 11. MURDOCH INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP, AUSTRALIA. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 12. PROJECT INSPIRE 2014 : 5 MINUTES TO CHANGE THE WORLD. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 13. INTERNATIONAL PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, NEW ZEALAND. DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2014 14. THE NIPPON FOUNDATION’S OVERSEAS GRANTS IN NON-MARITIME FIELDS. DEADLINE: ONGOING 15. THE 2014 ALEXIA WOMEN'S INITIATIVE GRANT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 16. THE SNORRI STURLUSON ICELANDIC FELLOWSHIPS 2015. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014 17. THE RACHEL CARSON CENTER IN MUNICH, GERMANY. DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014 18. EURIAS FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME 2014. DEADLINE: 5 JUNE 2014 19. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2014, IRAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 20. THE ASIAN PEACEBUILDERS SCHOLARSHIP (APS), THE NIPPON FOUNDATION. DEADLINE: AUGUST 28, 2014 21. КОНКУРС ПРОЕКТОВ «БИШКЕК – UPGRADE», ОФ «МОЛОДЕЖНЫЙ КУЛЬТУРНЫЙ ЦЕНТР» СОВМЕСТНО С МЭРИЕЙ ГОРОДА БИШКЕК ПРИ ФИНАНСОВОЙ ПОДДЕРЖКЕ МОЛОДЕЖНОЙ ПРОГРАММЫ ФОНДА «СОРОС-КЫРГЫЗСТАН». ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 21 МАЯ 2014 Г. 22. THE HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 23. FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM IN CENTRAL ASIA. DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014 24. YOUNG EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ CONVENTION – SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 IN FRANCE. DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014 25. EUROPEAN SUMMER COURSE 2014 “EUROPEAN UNION: ANALYSIS, INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES. DEADLINE: MAY 18, 2014 26. THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHAOS, COMPLEXITY AND LEADERSHIP IN USA. DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2014 27. THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG SECURITY POLICY EXPERTS IN HUNGARY. DEADLINE: MAY 18, 2014 28. 2014 UNESCO EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT YOUTH CONFERENCE IN JAPAN. DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2014 2) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ:
  2. 2. 1. ВАКАНСИЯ: МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ РУКОВОДИТЕЛЬ КОМАНДЫ КОНСУЛЬТАНТОВ ПРОЕКТА «УПРАВЛЕНИЕ НАЦИОНАЛЬНЫМИ ВОДНЫМИ РЕСУРСАМИ» – ФАЗА 1, ДЕПАРТАМЕНТ ВОДНОГО ХОЗЯЙСТВА И МЕЛИОРАЦИИ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 16 МАЯ 2014 Г. 2. ВАКАНСИЯ: АДМИНИСТРАТИВНЫЙ АССИСТЕНТ В ПРОЕКТ, АГЕНТСТВО ПРОФЕССИОНАЛЬНО- ТЕХНИЧЕСКОГО ОБРАЗОВАНИЯ ПРИ МИНИСТЕРСТВЕ ТРУДА, МИГРАЦИИ И МОЛОДЕЖИ КЫРГЫЗСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ В РАМКАХ РЕАЛИЗАЦИИ ВТОРОГО ПРОЕКТА «ПРОФЕССИОНАЛЬНОЕ ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ И РАЗВИТИЕ НАВЫКОВ», ФИНАНСИРУЕМОГО АЗИАТСКИМ БАНКОМ РАЗВИТИЯ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 16 МАЯ 2014 Г. 3. ВАКАНСИЯ: МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ РУКОВОДИТЕЛЬ КОМАНДЫ КОНСУЛЬТАНТОВ ПРОЕКТА «УПРАВЛЕНИЕ НАЦИОНАЛЬНЫМИ ВОДНЫМИ РЕСУРСАМИ» – ФАЗА 1, ДЕПАРТАМЕНТ ВОДНОГО ХОЗЯЙСТВА И МЕЛИОРАЦИИ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 16 МАЯ 2014 Г. 4. VACANCY: ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME OFFICER, DCA CENTRAL ASIA. DEADLINE: MAY 24, 2014 5. ВАКАНСИЯ: БУХГАЛТЕР, ОФ ЕВРОПЕЙСКАЯ ШКОЛА В ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ АЗИИ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 20 МАЯ 2014 Г. 6. ВАКАНСИЯ: СПЕЦИАЛИСТ ПО ПЛАНИРОВАНИЮ И РАЗВИТИЮ КАРЬЕРЫ, SOS ДЕТСКАЯ ДЕРЕВНЯ, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 23 МАЯ 2014 Г. 7. ВАКАНСИЯ: РИСК МЕНЕДЖЕР, ПЕРВАЯ МИКРОКРЕДИТНАЯ КОМПАНИЯ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 30 МАЯ 2014 Г. 8. ВАКАНСИЯ: МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ РУКОВОДИТЕЛЬ КОМАНДЫ КОНСУЛЬТАНТОВ ПРОЕКТА «УПРАВЛЕНИЕ НАЦИОНАЛЬНЫМИ ВОДНЫМИ РЕСУРСАМИ», ДЕПАРТАМЕНТ ВОДНОГО ХОЗЯЙСТВА И МЕЛИОРАЦИИ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 16 МАЯ 2014 Г. 9. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, USAID/KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2014 10. VACANCY: HR ASSISTANT (TRAINING LEVEL), US EMBASSY, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 11. VACANCY: HR ASSISTANT (FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL-TWO POSITIONS), US EMBASSY, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 12. ВАКАНСИЯ: ФИНАНСОВО-АДМИНИСТРАТИВНЫЙ АССИСТЕНТ, ОРГАНИЗАЦИЯ «АМЕРИКАНСКИЕ ИССЛЕДОВАТЕЛЬСКИЕ ИНСТИТУТЫ» (АИИ), ПРОГРАММУ ПО КАЧЕСТВЕННОМУ ЧТЕНИЮ В КЫРГЫЗСТАНЕ. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА РЕЗЮМЕ: 26 МАЯ 2014 Г. 13. ВАКАНСИЯ: РУКОВОДИТЕЛЬ ОТДЕЛА МАРКЕТИНГА И ЛОГИСТИКИ, КРУПНАЯ ДИСТРИБЬЮТОРСКАЯ КОМПАНИЯ. 14. ВАКАНСИЯ: РУКОВОДИТЕЛЬ ПОДРАЗДЕЛЕНИЯ ОТДЕЛА ПРОДАЖ, КРУПНАЯ ДИСТРИБЬЮТОРСКАЯ КОМПАНИЯ. ************************************************* ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ ************************************************* 1. THE CONSERVATION, FOOD, AND HEALTH FOUNDATION - GRANTS TO NGOS WORLDWIDE. DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2014 Deadline: 1 July 2014 Open to: organizations located in developing countries or to developed country organizations whos activities are of direct and immediate benefit to developing countries. Grant: USD $15 thousand - $30 thousand Description The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations worldwide for projects in conservation, sustainable agriculture, and health in developing countries. The deadlines for concept applications are 01 January and 01 July of each year. Incorporated in 1985, the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field. It prefers to support projects addressing under-funded issues and geographic areas. Grants • Most grants range from US$15 thousand to US$30 thousand for projects of one year. • Most grants are made on a one-time basis. • There is no policy concerning a minimum or maximum grant size. The average grant is approximately $17,000. Grants exceeding $25,000 are rarely awarded.
  3. 3. • The foundation will not consider more than one proposal from an organization in any calendar year and will not fund an organization more than once in a funding year. • The foundation will not fund overhead or indirect costs of projects. • The foundation is very willing to cooperate with other funding sources with compatible interests to support a joint project or to provide matching funds. From time to time the foundation may also set matching requirements for grantees, particularly in cases where the foundation cannot provide full funding for the project. • The political beliefs of the applicants or the political relations of any state with the United States shall not be taken into account in making or not making any grant, except that the foundation will comply with any requirements imposed by law. • Grantees are expected to meet the foundation’s reporting requirements within one year of the previous proposal application. Returning applicants should submit an interim report with all copies of the proposal for renewal. A report outline will be sent with the initial grant letter. Reporting requirements are designed to maintain a reasonable balance between obtaining sufficient information for the foundation to assess expenditures, accomplishments and difficulties and avoiding burdensome work for grantees. Eligibility Ordinarily the foundation limits its support to those organizations that have received a letter of determination of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and are “not a private foundation” under section 509(a). However, the directors wish to remain open to the possibility of supporting certain equivalents, such as a domestic or foreign governmental unit or agency, or nongovernmental, foreign organization determined to be the equivalent of a 501(c)(3) organization, which can provide secure evidence of its nongovernmental status and charitable purpose. The foundation’s geographic focus is the developing world. It prefers to support organizations located in developing countries or to developed country organizations whose activities are of direct and immediate benefit to developing countries. The foundation does not consider the states of the former Soviet Union or former Eastern Bloc countries as within its geographic focus. The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation supports special projects and programs of non governmental organizations in three primary fields of interest: conservation, food, and health. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive. Application Concept applications must be submitted by January 1 and July 1 in order to be reviewed for the foundation’s May and November meetings. In the case of a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day. Applicants will be informed of the foundation’s decision regarding the concept application within 30 days of the concept deadline. This schedule is designed to give each invited applicant adequate time to prepare the full proposal if invited by the trustees. Applicants should submit only one application per review cycle. Apply HERE http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/?page_id=6 Grant Application Forms can be downloaded here http://www.edu-active.com/grants/2014/mar/23/conservation- food-and-health-foundation-grants-ngo.html 2. 2014 KOFI ANNAN BUSINESS SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 Deadline: 30 September 2014 Open to: bachelor’s degree holders from developing countries Fellowship: full tuition and fees of €38,000 and a monthly stipend for living expenses Description Each year European School of Management Technology in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation offers master fellowships at ESMT. The fellowship is open to the talented students from developing countries. The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation provides fellowships for talented and motivated students from developing countries that allow them to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium) and Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands). Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. This scholarship is available at ESMT through the ESMT Circle of Friends. Eligibility
  4. 4. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine. Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy. Least developed countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Myanmar, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen and Haiti. Landlocked developing countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Macedonia, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Fellowship The total value of the fellowship is €58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, accommodation, and program-related fees. Support: Travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking. Application Application deadline is September 30th, 2014. The mode of applying is online on https://app.hobsons.co.uk/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=esmt Potential applicants may also submit a short form for a preliminary check to determine whether they are eligible to apply. 3. THE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE AWARD 2014. DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2014 Deadline: 1 June 2014 Open to: international graduates Scholarship: monthly stipend, tuition fees, settling in allowance, air fare Description The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU or NUS. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU or NUS. Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories: • Biomedical Sciences; and • Engineering and Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Eligibility • Open to all international students; • Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results; • Good skills in written and spoken English; • Good reports from academic referees. Scholarship • Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies, which can support you comfortably. The stipend amount is SGD 24,000 (EUR 13,650) annually, to be increased to SGD 30,000 (EUR 17,000) after passing Qualifying Examination; • Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies; • One-time SGD 1,000 Settling-in Allowance; • One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500. Application The application deadline for January 2015 intake is 1 June 2014.
  5. 5. Apply online HERE https://sms.a-star.edu.sg/applicant More information on the official website HERE https://www.singa.a-star.edu.sg/theaward.php 4. THE GERMAN TURKISH MASTERS PROGRAM IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 2014. DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014 Deadline: 31 May 2014 Open to: international candidates with BA degree in a relevant area of study and a proof of very good English skills Scholarship: certain number of scholarships for non-German students and a limited number of tuition fee reductions to qualified students are provided Description GeT MA – The German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is a unique, interdisciplinary, two-year masters program, offering an excellent academic experience in two of Europe’s vibrant capitals: Berlin, Germany and Ankara, Turkey. GeT MA is a dual-degree masters program taught in English and designed for students from all over the world pursuing international careers in government agencies, diplomacy, public policy, NGOs, administration, consulting, journalism, teaching or research. GeT MA students attend graduate courses in the social sciences at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara (year one), Turkey and the Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin, Germany (year two). Teaching and research in the GeT MA program have an interdisciplinary focus: this international masters program covers various sub-disciplines in political science and sociology while incorporating cultural and economic questions into the curriculum. Academic courses are taught by highly qualified professors from different academic disciplines on various topics such as modernization and democratization, Europeanization, and migration. Students deepen their empirical knowledge of political processes using Germany, Turkey, and other countries and regions of Europe as examples. A unique characteristic of GeT MA is Joint-Teaching: each semester one course is taught jointly by faculty from both universities. By experiencing academics from Germany and Turkey within one course, GeT MA students come to understand social science topics from different perspectives, encounter individual teaching styles, and enjoy the benefits of both university systems. Eligibility GeT MA welcomes applications from all over the world. Applicants should demonstrate interest in obtaining comprehensive knowledge of Social Sciences from German and Turkish perspective as well as in experiencing the European dimension of politics in both countries. Application requirements include a BA degree in a relevant area of study and a proof of very good English skills: • TOEFL (internet-based): 79; • TOEFL (computer-based): 213; or • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6,5. Scholarship GeT MA is a fee based program. Tuition fees for the two-year academic program amount to €2.500 per semester and need to be paid at METU. Students have to cover costs of living. The collected fees are entirely used to cover the costs for the GeT MA program. GeT MA provides a certain number of scholarships for non-German students and a limited number of tuition fee reductions to qualified students of the program. Applicants interested in these scholarships should state their need in their statement of purpose in the application form. The distribution of scholarships will be decided during the admissions process. Applicants will be notified when being made an offer for the program. Furthermore, there is a variety of foundations that provide financial support to students, the most famous ones being those affiliated with German political parties. Moreover, there are several funding options offered by corporations, union and even by individuals. An internet search is highly recommended (i.e. Association of German Foundations). Each foundation chooses the candidates according to its own criteria for eligibility. It might even be the case that you cannot apply on your own but have to be recommended by a third person. Most foundations offer a special academic support program alongside the student’s regular studies. Additional counseling is provided by the Studienkompass. GeT MA applicants are highly encouraged to apply for external funding. Read more about the funding opportunities HERE http://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/studiengaenge/masowi/getma/fees-and-funding Application
  6. 6. Students are admitted to GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – once every year. Application packages must arrive in Berlin or be submitted to the METU online platform. Next application deadline is 31 May 2014. The admission process consists of the submission of the application package and an interview with the GeT MA admissions committee. Both METU and HU accept applications. Where an applicant submits the application package depends on the place the qualification for university entrance (e.g. high school diploma, Abitur, etc.) was acquired: • Turkey: If you acquired your qualification for university entrance in Turkey you must apply to the Middle East Technical University. • Germany and all other countries: If you acquired your qualification for university entrance in Germany or another country you must apply directly here at the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin. • Please note: The application interviews will be conducted either at the GeT MA offices in Ankara or Berlin or via Skype. For further inquiries please contact: Sebastian Scharch, M.A. Program Coordinator , Student Services Int. MA Programs Tel.: +49 (30) 2093-5323 Fax: +49 (30) 2093-4477 sebastian.scharch@sowi.hu-berlin.de Check the web-site of the programme http://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/studiengaenge/masowi/getma 5. JIANGXI PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP, CHINA. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Deadline: 20 September 2014 Open to: international candidates Scholarship: 25,000 RMB (ca. 2900 EUR) per year for doctoral and master students; 20,000 RMB (ca. 2300 EUR) per year for bachelor students; and 6,000 RMB (ca.600 EUR) for visiting scholars staying in China for at least 6 months Description In order to attract more outstanding international students to come to study in higher education institutions and expand the scale of the international students in Jiangxi Province and enhance Jiangxi’s international reputation, Jiangxi Provincial Government has set up Jiangxi Provincial Government Scholarship for International Students and the quota of the scholarship has already been distributed to each higher education institution including our university. Eligibility The scholarship is open for outstanding international students and scholars. Applicants (freshmen) who apply for this Scholarship should have a good academic basis. After the new international students enter Nanchang Hangkong University, the university will organize a Math and an English exam to test the applicants’ capability and skills, and the results will be major criteria for determining scholarship awarding and the commission will refer to the results of courses you learned in your Secondary School. Scholarship The scholarship is used for students to pay for registration fee, tuition fee, accommodation fee, fee for basic learning materials, fee for internship; and to buy Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme. So when the students in Nanchang Hangkong University get the scholarship, the money will be used to pay for all the fees for the next academic year. There will be provided: 25,000 RMB (ca. 2900 EUR) per year for doctoral and master students; 20,000 RMB (ca. 2300 EUR) per year for bachelor students; and 6,000 RMB (ca.600 EUR) for visiting scholars staying in China for at least 6 months. According to the stipulations concerning Jiangxi Provincial Government Scholarship for International Students, more than 80% of the quotas of scholarship have to be used to enroll freshmen and less than 20% of the quotas of scholarship can be used for the students who are not freshmen students. Application In order to receive the application form, contact the International Office of the University; • Provide the copy of your passport; • Provide the copy of your health examination; • Write a Study Plan in China (for freshmen);
  7. 7. • Provide the copies of notarized highest school graduate certificates or diploma and notarized transcripts. • All this documents must be submitted to the International Students’ Office before 20 September 2014. Contact the University about any questions in regard to the language of instruction. Read more about the scholarship programme http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx? cid=105&id=2933 6. HE DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT DRESDEN LEIBNIZ GRADUATE SCHOOL. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Deadline: 15 September 2014 Open to: Master degree in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Planning, Traffic Planning), Geography, Economics, or Environmental Sciences Fellowship: monthly stipend, roundtrip airfare, funds for academic programme, research related costs Description The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School is jointly run by the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IÖR), and the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning, Hannover (ARL). The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships for up to three years. Applications are reviewed once a year. The focus of the Graduate School is “Urban and Regional Resilience – Managing Change for Sustainable Urban and Regional Development”. Doctoral candidates investigate new concepts for managing change in sustainable urban and regional development. A detailed description of lines of research and topics can be found here. Eligibility This announcement addresses excellent graduates (holding an M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent, and a master’s thesis graded good or equivalent, corresponding to 2 or better under Germany’s grading system in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Planning, Traffic Planning), Geography, Economics, or Environmental Sciences. No more than four years should have passed since the applicant gained his/her master level degree. Applications from outside Germany are particularly welcome. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English (in general confirmed by some form of official certification) and be comfortable working in teams. Successful applicants must take up residence in Dresden in order to be present regularly / daily at DLGS premises during working hours. Fellowship holders must comply with the regulations for a doctoral degree issued by the relevant faculties of the Technische Universität Dresden. Fellowship The fellowship provides the following: a fixed monthly stipend for the fellows’ living expenses in Dresden (determined by the DFG – German Research Foundation), funds to attend the DLGS academic programme (including German lessons for non-native speakers of German language), limited funds for project-related travel and other research expenses,and the round-trip airfare to Germany (both subject to approval by the DLGS management board). There is no additional family supplement provided to fellows accompanied by a partner and/or children. Application Please submit your application by using the DLGS online application system http://www.dlgs-dresden.de/dlgs- fellowships/1-registration/ Deadline for the application for the next DLGS cohort (2015 – 2017) is September 15, 2014. Selection interviews for this cohort are planned via Skype for the fourth quarter of 2014. For more information visit the official website HERE http://www.dlgs-dresden.de/dlgs-doctoral-fellowships/call- for-fellowship-applications/ 7. 2014 INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS, THE NEW ZEALAND. DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2014 Deadline: 15 July 2014 Open to: citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia and Fiji Scholarship: University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years, an annual living stipend, medical insurance coverage for 3 years Description
  8. 8. The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) provide full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand. Recipients can undertake a PhD study in any discipline at any of the New Zealand eight Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington. The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the proposed research for New Zealand. Research projects should have a tangible, positive effect on: • New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors OR; • New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety OR; • Research and scholarship in the above two areas Scholarship The scholarship will cover: • University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 or NZ$2083.33 per month for 36 months • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually for 3 years Eligibility In order to receive the scholarship, you must meet ALL five of the following eligibility criterion. • be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia and Fiji; • hold a minimum equivalent 3.6/4.0 GPA OR A / A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification; • conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance); • meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University. This includes; having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency; • if you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2014. Application Download and complete the NZIDRS 2014 application form HERE. Submit your form and required documents to Education New Zealand before 15 July 2014. Should you have any questions please direct to the following e-mail: scholarship@enz.govt.nz For more information please visit the official website HERE http://www.enz.govt.nz/how-we- work/scholarships/nzidrs 8. JAPAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. DEADLINE: ROLLING Deadline: rolling Open to: well qualified citizens of Asian Development Bank member countries Scholarship: full tuition fees; a monthly subsistence and housing allowance; an allowance for books and instructional materials; medical insurance; travel expenses Description The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years. Eligibility The scholarship is open to well-qualified citizens of Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries that include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated
  9. 9. States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taipei,China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam Other eligibility requirements: • Gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution; • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record; • At least two years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies; • Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old; • To be in good health; • Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the program; • Executive directors, alternate directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the scholarship; • Staff of the JSP designated institutions are not eligible to apply to their own institution; • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships; • ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs; • ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects. Scholarship The ADB-JSP provides: • full tuition fees • a monthly subsistence and housing allowance • an allowance for books and instructional materials • medical insurance • travel expenses • For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation. The scholarship is for one (1) year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs. Application • Send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies. • Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution(s). Applicants are encouraged to access various resources, including the institutions’ websites and handbooks, and institution information sessions held in-country, to assist them in making an informed decision on the academic institution and course they wish to undertake. • Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed Institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so may result in an application not being processed or to an award being terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income Tax Return or Certification of their Annual Salary/Monthly Salary, whichever is available. They should also submit a Certification of Family Income (Parent’s Income). • The academic institution will screen and rank the applicants, based on its own selection criteria, keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the ADB. In the evaluation process, the academic institution may contact the candidates for further information. The academic institution will then submit its ranked list of applicants to ADB, including a description of the score/grading system which is the basis for the ranking. • ADB will review the submission from the academic institutions and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval. • Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise academic institutions on the successful candidates. • The academic institution will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees take up their scholarships. • The academic institutions will arrange for the signing of the Acceptance of Scholarship Award by awardee wherein the scholars agree that after completion of their study, they will return to their home
  10. 10. country. There is a two years employment restriction at the ADB Group after the completion of their academic program • ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to each scholar. Please send your questions to the Office of Cofinancing Operations at the Asian Development Bank by email at adbjsp@adb.org or by fax at + 63 2 636 2444; + 63 2 636 2456. For further information, please visit the official website HERE http://www.edu- active.com/master/2014/apr/05/apply-now-japan-scholarship-program.html or read the FAQ section HERE http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/frequently-asked-questions 9. INTERNATIONAL AGFUND PRIZE 2014. DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014 Deadline: 30 May 2014 Open to: NGOs, regional organizations, ministries, public agencies, universities, research centers and individuals Grants: over $500,000 allocated in four categories Description AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects was established in 1999 by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), with the aim of inciting and encouraging innovation and creativity in the areas of human development. The prize objectives are: • Support the distinguished efforts aiming at promoting the concepts of human development. • Highlight the best practices in development, which aim to improve the living conditions of the poor and the disadvantaged with particular emphasis on women and children. • Enhance the exchange dissemination of the successful development experiences. • Develop better mechanisms to solve the problems of poverty and marginalization of vulnerable groups. • The idea of the Prize was stemmed from AGFUND’s approach to enhance development performance and support key development projects in order to achieve the goal of sustainability and investment in people. It is also an innovative approach and a strategic instrument to exchange successful experiences to strengthen the mechanisms of development cooperation and project funding with special emphasis on the most prominent factors that militate against development and affect the vulnerable groups, particularly women and children in developing countries. These include poverty, social exclusion, socio-economic marginalization, education and health. In this sense, AGFUND Prize is considered to be the first initiative of its kind to identify successful development projects, reward them and disseminate their innovative ideas to best contribute to the improvement of development work. Grants Categories: • First Category: $200,000. Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs. • Second Category: $150,000. Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by national NGOs. • Third Category: $100,000. Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by government ministries and public agencies. • Fourth Category: $50,000. Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by individuals. Eligibility Each of the following is considered qualified to be nominated for the Prize: • UN development organizations, international or regional NGOs. • National non-governmental organizations. • Governmental agencies and Public institutions. • Individuals who have contributed to the initiation, funding and/or implementation of a pioneering human development Project. Nomination for the Prize can be made by UN organizations, regional, international and national NGOs active in the fields of sustainable human development and by public institutions, universities, governments agencies, research centers and syndicates. Application
  11. 11. The documents required from the implementing agency in support of the nomination: Please send the following together with the Nomination Form, bearing in mind that the documents submitted shall be more qualitative than quantitative: • Feasibility Study. • Project document in full with annexes if any (including budget, work plan, implementation and input, output, etc…). • Project final completion report. • Any documents that highlight the activities of the project (photograph, video tapes, printed materials, CD). • Two letters of recommendation from two different entities not related to the implementing entity and acceptable to AGFUND. • Any amendments made to the project document during implementation. • Monitoring and evaluation reports including impact evaluation. • Interim financial and physical reports prepared by the project implementation team. • Annual reports covering both financial and physical aspects and highlighting the constrains faced. All documents in support of a nominated project shall be sent by mail or e-mail to the Department of Communications – AGFUND on the following addresses: Mail address: P. O. Box 18371, Riyadh11415, Saudi Arabia Courier address; Prince Sattam Street. Fakhiriya, Riyadh11415, Saudi Arabia Phone: +966-1- 441-8888 ext. (251) Fax: + 966 -1 – 441-2962/63 E-mail: prize@agfund.org For further information, please visit the official website http://www.agfundprize.org/ 10. 2014 UNESCO/ISEDC CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME. DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014 Deadline: 30 May 2014 Open to: nationals of developing and countries in transition proficient in Russian, having background in Economics and not being older than 25 Remuneration: stipend of ca. US$ 800 per month Description The aim of the fellowships programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition. The UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow, Russian Federation, is offering 20 fellowships of four weeks duration each in 2014.The fellowships will take place from 6 to 31 October 2014. The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study: • Energy and sustainable development; • Ecological management of energy resources; • Renewable energy; • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation. Eligibility Eligibile to apply are nationals of developing and countries in transition. Check the full list HERE. They should also meet the following criteria: • Be holders of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics; • Be proficient in Russian language; • Be not older than 25. Remuneration and benefits • Beneficiaries will be exempt of paying tuition fees for the entire duration of studies/training; • Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution; • The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency. The stipend amounting to US$ 800 is intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals,
  12. 12. pocket expenses, and incidentals. The donor will determine the amount of the stipend to be granted to beneficiaries; • ISEDC will assist in obtaining modest housing for the fellows; • UNESCO will cover the cost of the round-trip international travel at the most economical rate and the most direct flight; • UNESCO will pay a one-time travel allowance amounting to US$100 prior to the fellows’ departure for the Russian Federation; To avail of this entitlement, beneficiaries should be declared medically fit by the UNESCO Medical Service that examines the complete medical dossiers. No provisions can be made to finance or lodge the fellows’ family members. UNESCO and ISEDC provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses. Beneficiaries will be required to submit to UNESCO a short progress report co-signed with the academic supervisor at the end of the first month and a final report upon termination of the fellowship. These reports could be written in English or in French and copies of which will be furnished to ISEDC. Application All applications should be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be duly completed in English or French with the following attachments in duplicate: • The prescribed UNESCO fellowship application form (p.8); • Six photographs; • Certified photocopies of Diplomas; • Certificate of English Language proficiency; • Subsequently, for those who have been selected, the UNESCO medical examination form duly completed by a recognized physician (not more than four months before the actual date of studies). The prescribed form of which will be sent along with the letter of award. Expenses incurred in the constitution of the medical dossiers will not be reimbursed. Files which are incomplete or received after the deadline for the submission of applications and candidatures, and do not fulfil the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered. Each invited Member State is requested to nominate not more than two candidates. Note that the election process goes through the National Commissions. Read more about the application process http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/how-to-apply/ The deadline for submission is 30 May 2014. Candidates not informed of their selection by 1 September 2014 should consider that their applications have not been approved. Check the official web-site http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescoisedc-co-sponsored- fellowships-programme-2014/ 11. MURDOCH INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP, AUSTRALIA. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 Deadline: 30 September 2014 Open to: suitably qualified international students to undertake the degree of PhD and EdD Scholarship: a living allowance of AU$25,392 per annum, tuition fee, health insurance, partial allowance for relocation and airfare Description At Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, they are proud to have more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from across 90 different countries with a desire to discover, use their imaginations and ultimately make a difference. They are recognized as one of Australia’s leading research institutions, as more industries place their belief and resources into our projects to provide our research candidates and scientists with the opportunity to make amazing discoveries. Murdoch University offers Murdoch International Postgraduate Studentship awards which include a living allowance and a tuition fee sponsorship. Eligibility Applications for the studentship are invited from suitably qualified international students for scholarships to undertake the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Education (EdD) at Murdoch University in areas in which the University has specialised research strengths. Scholarship
  13. 13. The studentship inncludes a living allowance of AU$25,392 per annum (2014 rate) as well as a tuition fee sponsorship and health insurance premiums. The health insurance covers the student and their spouse and dependants (if any) for the period of the MIPS. Under the MIPS conditions travel and relocation costs are the responsibility of the applicant however Murdoch University provides the MIPS recipients with a (partial) allowance for relocation and airfares (based on receipts). Murdoch students also have access to a conference travel allowance once during the course of their degree, maintenance funding set by the Schools and a thesis production allowance. The award is for a maximum of three years for PhD and EdD studies. An extension of up to 6 months may be granted for PhD candidates. Application Deadline for submission of applications for international scholarship is 30 September each year. Read how to apply HERE http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Research-and-Development/Resources-for-students/Future-research- students/Admission-and-scholarships/International-student-applications/ For more information visit the official website HERE http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Research-and- Development/Resources-for-students/Future-research-students/Admission-and-scholarships/International- student-scholarships/MIPS/ 12. PROJECT INSPIRE 2014 : 5 MINUTES TO CHANGE THE WORLD. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 Deadline: 30 June 2014 Open to: individuals or groups with at least one member between the ages of 18-35 Grant: US$25,000 Description Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, helping young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea, for the chance to win a US$25,000 grant. The project: • must be designed to empower disadvantaged women and girls through entrepreneurship and business literacy; • must be based on an existing initiative; • the beneficiaries of the project must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa; • must not propagate any political views or religious doctrines; • must be designed to be implemented with a budget of US$25,000; • the winner of this competition must commence the fieldwork for their project by 1 February 2015. Eligibility Participants may submit entries as an individual or as a team of up to three members. If submitting as an individual, you must be between the ages of 18-35. If submitting as a team, at least one member of the team must be between the ages of 18-35. Grant One grand prize winner will receive a US$25,000 grant. Up to 10 finalists will each receive: 1 return flight from the finalist’s capital city to Singapore, to participate in the grand final; 1 ticket to the Project Inspire grand final event on August 30, 2014; 4 nights accommodation in Singapore, plus meals and transfers; Exclusive INSEAD and Bain & Company workshops, plus one-on-one mentoring sessions. Application Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2014. Submit your application HERE http://projinspire.org/apply/ For more information visit the official website HERE http://projinspire.com/
  14. 14. 13. INTERNATIONAL PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, NEW ZEALAND. DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2014 Deadline: 1 July 2014 Open to: international graduates in any discipline of any university within or outside of New Zealand Scholarship: annual stipend of $23,500 plus tuition fees Description Victoria University has a tradition of fostering strong global links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality. To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These Scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study at Victoria University in Wellington. As part of the requirements of this scholarship, the recipient is expected to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the School in which they undertake study. The purpose of this contribution is to provide them with an insight into the work undertaken by, and the expectations placed on, the academic community in the University. It also provides an opportunity to develop enduring relationships with the School. This contribution may be as a tutor, research assistant, laboratory demonstrator or supervisor, or teaching assistant. Eligibility These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline. They are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. Scholarship $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees. Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. Application The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 1st July 2014. Application forms for new PhD students are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/how-to-apply . On the other hand, application form for current doctoral students or those with an ‘offer of study’ are available here http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/publications/Guide-to-Application.pdf 14. THE NIPPON FOUNDATION’S OVERSEAS GRANTS IN NON-MARITIME FIELDS. DEADLINE: ONGOING Deadline: ongoing Open to: non-profit organizations based outside Japan Grant: not specified Description The Nippon Foundation was founded in 1962. It was established by legislation for the purpose of carrying out philanthropic activities using revenue from motorboat racing. The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non- profit, grant-making organization that provides aid to projects related to public welfare in Japan, voluntary programs in Japan, maritime and ship-related projects, and overseas cooperative assistance. Under the category of overseas cooperative assistance, they especially respect cross-border, transnational activities; local and regional undertakings that may fall outside the reach of the public sector or other donor agencies; and initiatives to tackle pressing issues and long-range or persistent problems that require prompt and systematized care. Grants are given to programs planned and conducted by overseas non-profit organizations in such areas as basic human needs, human resources development, and promotion of international cooperation. Eligibility The Nippon Foundation accepts applications from the non-profit organizations based outside of Japan throughout the year for its Overseas Grants. Any local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs including educational and research institutions based outside of Japan are invited to submit proposals on different funding areas covered by the foundation. Exceptions: • Private individuals or for-profit organizations are ineligible to apply for the grant;
  15. 15. • Any program that is already in its operational phase is not eligible for grant consideration; • Re-submission of previously rejected proposals is not accepted. • Grant • Applicants must be sure to attach a project budget to their application. Please note that the Nippon Foundation only accepts applications in Japanese yen, US dollars, or Euro. Eligibility is not contingent on the amount requested. In principle, indirect costs should not exceed 10% of direct costs. Application There is no application deadline as such, and applications can be received throughout the year. However, since the screening procedures may take as long as five months, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least half a year before the planned start of the project, or whenever the funding will be needed. Applications must be submitted by mail; applications sent by fax or e-mail are not accepted. Application Form and all materials should be typed in English and sent to: International Program Department The Nippon Foundation 1-2-2 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404 Japan Application can be downloaded at http://www.edu-active.com/grants/2014/apr/20/nippon-foundations-overseas- grants-non-maritime-fi.html For further information, please visit the official website - http://www.nippon- foundation.or.jp/en/what/grant/application/other_fields/ 15. THE 2014 ALEXIA WOMEN'S INITIATIVE GRANT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 Deadline: 30 June 2014 Open to: professional photographers from all around the world Grant: $25,000 Description The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength, not as our weakness. The Alexia Foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While their traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women’s rights in the last few years have been so powerful that Alexia Foundation has been compelled to create a grant specifically on issues relating to women. Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to produce a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world. Eligibility Any photographer from any country may apply for this grant. Proposals that have received grants or awards exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. This award is for an individual photographer. Collaborative applications are not accepted. Grant The professional Alexia Grant recipient will receive $25,000 for the production of the proposed project on a significant issue involving and affecting women. Application The deadline for submission is June 30, 2014 at 2p.m. EST. Your application must include the documents listed below. Once those are ready, you can fill in the online application form- https://www.alexiafoundation.org/compete/view/submit/44 • Synopsis: short explanation about the project; • Proposal: A written proposal to produce a body of work comprised of still or multimedia that will explore issues affecting women. You may propose projects that are already in progress;
  16. 16. • Resume: including your phone numbers and address along with the names and phone numbers of three references. For further information, please visit the official website- http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants/womensinitiative2014 16. THE SNORRI STURLUSON ICELANDIC FELLOWSHIPS 2015. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014 Deadline: 31st October each year. Open to: writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) from outside Iceland Remuneration: based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country Description Annually, the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships. The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society. Fellowships are awarded in the field of humanities. The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are awarded for a period of at least three months. Eligibility Citizens from outside Iceland are eligible to apply. Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania. Remuneration and benefits The amount of the fellowship is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. Application There are no special application forms for the fellowships. Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications. Applications should be sent by ordinary mail (no e-mail application). Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st October each year. Further Official Scholarship Information and Application http://www.arnastofnun.is/page/styrkir_snorra_sturlusonar_en 17. THE RACHEL CARSON CENTER IN MUNICH, GERMANY. DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014 Deadline: 31 May 2014 Open to: scholars from around the globe from any discipline Fellowship: determined and negotiated on an individual basis Description The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). One of its primary goals is the internationalization of the humanities. Therefore, bringing scholars from different parts of the world to Munich is at the very core of the center’s activities. The fellowships cover periods ranging from three to twelve months. Fellowships can also be broken up into separate three month periods. The length of the fellowship is determined individually for each fellow and depends both on the fellows’ needs and on funding availability. Fellowships are very competitive. At least two committees review each application. The selection of fellows is based on the strength of his or her proposal. Other factors, however, such as diversity of the disciplines, the range of national backgrounds, the coherence of the group, and gender balance are also taken into account. Eligibility The Center will award fellowships to scholars from around the globe and from a variety of disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should preferably pertain to one of the topics that will be at the core of the 2014–15 research agenda: • Transformation of Landscapes; • Environmental Ethics, Politics, and Movements; • Resource Use and Conservation.
  17. 17. Fellowship Fellowship funding is determined and negotiated on an individual basis between each fellow and the directors. The amount depends on numerous factors, including the fellow’s current salary level, their level of experience, the number of people accompanying the fellow (partners, family members), the duration of the fellowship, and the continuation of funding from their home institution. Fellows can either keep their salary or they receive their own separate fellowship. Initially, fellows will be asked to classify themselves and make a suggestion for fellowship funding based on their current situation. The Carson Center will pay for a flight ticket to Munich (second class railway, economy class flight) for each fellow. If family members accompany the fellow for a period of at least three months, their travel costs will also be covered. It may serve as a point of orientation that the gross basic income of a chair at Bavarian universities is 64,000 euro, that of a tenured associate professor is around 52,000 euro, and that of a tenure-track junior professor (with one or two book publications) is 46,000 euro per annum. Application The deadline for applications for the 2014-15 fellowship is 31 May 2014. Applications should be submitted electronically in one pdf file via e-mail to applications@rcc.lmu.de The following information must be included: • curriculum vitae; • cover letter; • project description; • research schedule for the fellowship period; • names/contact information of three scholars who might serve as references. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by mid-August 2014. http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/fellows/fellowship_info/fellows_2014-15/index.html 18. EURIAS FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME 2014. DEADLINE: 5 JUNE 2014 Deadline: 5 June 2014 Open to: researchers from all countries in the fields of Humanities and Social sciences Fellowship: Living allowance in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow; accommodation, travel expenses and other benefits Description The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) is offering 44 international fellowships (22 junior and 22 senior positions) in Humanities and Social sciences. The EURIAS Fellowship Programme offers two types of 10- month fellowships according to research experience: junior and senior. The Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. Eligibility Degree: At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the degree. Exception is made for Law scholars who are eligible with a Master +6 years of full-time research experience after the degree. Mobility: Researchers from all countries are eligible to the program, however applicants cannot apply to an institute located in their country of nationality or residence; Exception is made for applicants who have not spent more than 12 months in their country of nationality or residence during the last 3 years prior to the application; The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences. It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that: • The research project does not require any intensive laboratory work; • The research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences;
  18. 18. • The applicant will show a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines; • The candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences. • There is no age limit for applying to EURIAS Fellowship Programme. More insight into eligibility criteria is available here http://www.2015-2016.eurias-fp.eu/eligibility-requirements EURIAS fellowships are to offer the following conditions: • Living allowance in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow • Adequate social security coverage • Accommodation or support for relocation • A research budget • Travel expenses (one round trip) • Same working conditions as the IAS’ other fellows Check out terms and conditions on the fellowship here http://www.2015-2016.eurias-fp.eu/terms-and-conditions How to Apply? EURIAS fellowship applicants have to submit (in English): • The completed application form of EURIAS; • A curriculum comprising a list of publications; • A detailed research proposal (maximun 5 pages / 10,000 signs -spaces not included- and a bibliography – maximun 1 additional page); • For candidates applying for junior fellowships: two letters of recommendation; • Publications in a PDF format – 2 for juniors, 5 for seniors; (in case publications are in another language than English, an English-written abstract is requested) • Copy of the PhD diploma in a PDF format - if the writing system/scrip used in the diploma is not Latin (but, for example, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic or some other), a Latin script university certificate or official translation is requested – Application process can be obtained on-line HERE http://www.2015-2016.eurias-fp.eu/how-apply . Further details on the application process are also available at the link. If you are looking for more clarifications regarding this fellowship opportunity, you can also check out the FAQ section here. For more information please visit the official webpage HERE http://www.2015-2016.eurias-fp.eu/call-applications 19. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2014, IRAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Deadline: 15 September 2014 Open to: PhD holders in a field of science and/or technology from a developing country other than Iran Fellowship: covers accommodation, medical care, research expenses and a monthly allowance for food, local transport, pocket money and other personal needs Description TWAS and Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology are inviting applications for the TWAS- IROST postdoctoral fellowship programme. Fellowships are available for young scientists from developing countries (other than Iran) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) in Iran. Fellowships are awarded in the field of natural sciences (Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences and Physics) at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology. The language of instruction is English. Eligibility The applicant must: • be permanent resident in a developing country (other than Iran); • not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Iran or any developed country; • hold a PhD degree in a field of science and/or technology completed less than 5 years ago; • provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship; • not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
  19. 19. • be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment there; • be accepted at an IROST department participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance letter from the head of the department; • provide evidence of proficiency in English. Fellowship IROST will provide a monthly allowance in Iranian Rial for the duration of the fellowship to cover food, local transport, pocket money and other personal needs. The monthly allowance will not be convertible into foreign currency. IROST will also cover accommodation, daily medical care and research expenses. Application The call for applications is open until 15 September 2014. Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from an IROST department to TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection. Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, signed and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS. The subject line must contain IROST/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly. Alternatively, letters should be sent in sealed envelopes by post. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. Applicants to the TWAS-IROST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS. Contact details: TWAS Fellowships Office ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11 34151 Trieste, Italy Tel: +39 040 2240 314 Fax: +39 040 2240 689 E-mail: fellowships@twas.org 20. THE ASIAN PEACEBUILDERS SCHOLARSHIP (APS), THE NIPPON FOUNDATION. DEADLINE: AUGUST 28, 2014 The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), a Dual Campus Master of Arts Programme, is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the UN Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peace building practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organisations across the globe. The programme offers intensive, specialised language training to facilitate participation of professionals with lower levels of English proficiency, as well as the hands-on design and implementation of an intensive field project in Asia. MA coursework in an areas related to peace building (various specialisations available) and global politics are undertaken at UPEACE and AdMU respectively. Description of the Scholarship This 18 - 21 month (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2015 and is accomplished in five terms: • Language training at AdMU in the Philippines (6 months for candidates with intermediate English, 3 months for candidates with advanced English). • MA coursework at the UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica (various specialisations available). • MA coursework at the AdMU campus in the Philippines. • The implementation of a field project. • MA coursework at AdMU campus in the Philippines. Thirty admitted applicants will be granted a full scholarship, provided by The Nippon Foundation. This includes: all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance during the period of studies. The APS offers theoretical and practical post graduate education to young Asian professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, providing them with a deep understanding of the central issues of peace building. Participants will broaden their knowledge base and will be able to engage with the major concepts, themes and debates within peace studies, preparing themselves for work with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN and other organizations.
  20. 20. Furthermore, this programme empowers participants to conceptualize the key challenges faced by the international community, as well as the most promising potential courses of action through an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Academic Schedule From March to June 2015 (The Philippines), English Module 1: Intermediate English Training: Accepted applicants with an intermediate level of English language proficiency will participate in this first module of English Training. The intensive 3-months English training will focus on grammar, syntax and sentence formation in all four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This module thus prepares the student for the advanced English training. From June to August 2015 (The Philippines), English Module 2: Advanced Academic English Training: Applicants with a high level of English language proficiency will start the programme with English module 2, together with the students who successfully completed Module 1. The students in Module 2 are expected to have close to perfect grammar, very few mistakes in sentence structure, confidence in public speaking and presentation, and proficiency in listening to academic lectures. The language instruction in English Module 2 will be integrated with an Academic Content Class. This will help the students to contextualize their language competencies in the Social Sciences and Peace Studies fields by increasing their vocabulary and analytical skills in these fields. The course also prepares the students for their upcoming MA coursework at the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica and their internship in an international organization with English as the working language. From August 2015 to May 2016 (Costa Rica), Specialised MA Coursework: Students will continue their studies in one of the Specialised MA Programmes offered by UPEACE: • International Law and Human Rights • International Law and the Settlement of Disputes • Gender and Peace Building • International Peace Studies • Peace Education • Media, Peace and Conflict Studies • Urban Governance and Peace • Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development • Environment, Development, and Peace, with possible specialisation in: • Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) • Climate Change Policy (CCP) • Environmental Security and Governance (ESG) • Sustainable Natural Resource Management (SNRM) From June to July 2016 (The Philippines), Specialised Asia-focused Coursework: Students will pursue two specialised courses with a focus on Peace building in Asia. From July to September 2016 (Asia), Field Project: Participants will implement field projects in Asia, principally in the Philippines. From September to Early November 2016 (The Philippines), Specialised Asia-focused Coursework: Students will pursue an additional two specialised courses with a focus on Peace building in Asia. Late November (The Philippines), Graduation Who is Eligible to Apply? Applications are accepted from students all over Asia, with preference given to students who: • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field; • Have Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution; • Demonstrate a compelling desire to work on issues related to peace and conflict; • Demonstrate a commitment to learning in an international and multi-cultural environment. • Are from countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. Career Prospects Graduates of the APS are working in Peace building all over Asia and beyond. Examples of employment are:
  21. 21. • Conflict Sensitivity Specialist, UNDP, Kyrgyzstan • Gender Consultant, Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process, Philippines • Education Officer, UNICEF, Uganda • Human Resource Coordinator, IOM, Vietnam • Programme Coordinator, Save the Children, Japan • Procurement Officer, UN World Food Programme, Italy • Economic Development Researcher, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lebanon • Project Manager, Global Environmental Organization, China • Project Officer, Vansemberuu Health Project, Mongolia • Partnership Assistant, Asian Development Bank, Philippines • Research Consultant, Family Health International, Thailand • For more information, please see our FAQ section. To apply, please click here http://www.upeace.org/admissions/partnership-programmes/asian-peacebuilders- scholarship APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28 August 2014 21. КОНКУРС ПРОЕКТОВ «БИШКЕК – UPGRADE», ОФ «МОЛОДЕЖНЫЙ КУЛЬТУРНЫЙ ЦЕНТР» СОВМЕСТНО С МЭРИЕЙ ГОРОДА БИШКЕК ПРИ ФИНАНСОВОЙ ПОДДЕРЖКЕ МОЛОДЕЖНОЙ ПРОГРАММЫ ФОНДА «СОРОС-КЫРГЫЗСТАН». ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 21 МАЯ 2014 Г. В рамках подготовки к первому урбанистическому форуму в Бишкеке ОФ «Молодежный культурный центр» совместно с мэрией города Бишкек при финансовой поддержке Молодежной программы Фонда «Сорос-Кыргызстан» проводят конкурс идей и проектов «Бишкек – UPGRADE». Конкурс проводится в целях развития и улучшения города (центра, жилых районов и окраин) и направлен на развитие инновационной и активной деятельности молодежи по развитию города и территорий. Город создается его жителями, и ни одна стратегия городского развития не может быть успешной без участия горожан. Мы предлагаем вернуть город людям, и строить будущий город общими усилиями – городских властей, общественных организаций, неформальных команд единомышленников, бизнес компаний. Основные направления проектной активности: Бишкек комфортный. Жить, находиться, приезжать и возвращаться всегда приятно в место, где вам нравится, где вас ждут и любят, где вам тепло и комфортно. Попробуйте предложить городу то, что может помочь ему стать таким для всех. Масштаб вашей идеи может касаться как маленького уголка вашего двора, так и более крупных объектов и территорий. Бишкек безопасный. Город, в котором живешь со страхом за свою личную безопасность и безопасность своих родных и близких не назовешь комфортным. Выходить и гулять по улицам города до поздней ночи, не переживать за ребенка, переходящего дорогу или играющего во дворе, др. Что нужно сделать, чтобы это было реальностью Бишкека? Бишкек успешный. Сегодня отношение центр-периферия в нашем городе имеет традиционную форму. Центр – чистый, ухоженный, место развлечений и прогулок. Окраины и новостройки – районы без дорог и базовой инфраструктуры, парков и мест развлечений. Хочется переломить эту ситуацию, понять, как новые центры могут быть сформированы в разные частях города, какие события, инфраструктура, комплексы станут «точками притяжения» на периферии. «Бишкекское ноу хау». Бишкек – город самобытный и таким его делают различные инициативы людей, неравнодушных к своему городу, которые направлены на создание дружелюбного городского пространства. Какие новые решения мы можем предложить нашему городу? Какие уникальные черты стоит развивать для создания будущего города? Определите близкую по духу ваших идей тему и присылайте нам ваши предложения в виде заявок с идеями. Требования к участникам конкурса • В конкурсе могут принимать участие граждане КР в возрасте от 18 лет, осуществляющие или планирующие осуществлять деятельность по развитию города и его территорий. • В каждой номинации могут быть определены до трех победителей (1, 2 и 3 место). Требования к конкурсным заявкам • Заявки на конкурс принимаются до 21 мая 2014 г. включительно. Заявки должны содержать следующую информацию:
  22. 22. • Ф.И.О. участника конкурса; • тема заявки в соответствии с предложенными выше направлениями; • название проекта или проектной идеи, которое отражает его суть; • цель проекта; • задачи проекта; • информация о новизне проекта и его продуктах; • план реализации проекта (сроки/действия); • оценка предполагаемых результатов (количественно и качественно); • финансовый план проекта; • личный вклад автора в реализацию проекта, наличие потенциальных инвесторов проекта; • контактная информация участника конкурса. Заявка и прилагаемые к ней документы направляются на электронную почту –//soros.kg/archives/project@urban.kg">project@urban.kg , либо на сайте Forum.Urban.kg – в виде электронной копии бумажного документа. Не принимаются к рассмотрению заявки: • поступившие после окончания срока приема заявок (21 мая 2014 г); • заполненные с нарушением требований • несоответствующие перечню документов. Этапы проведения Конкурса: 1. Поступившие заявки будут рассматриваться на предмет актуальности, качества заполнения заявки, реалистичности, а также с учетом личного вклада автора идеи. 2. В течение трех дней со дня окончания приема заявок экспертами будет проведена оценка заявок, соответствующих формальным требованиям конкурса. По результатам экспертизы будут определены финалисты конкурса, список которых будет размещен на официальном сайте Forum.Urban.kg 3. Финалисты конкурса осуществляют публичную презентацию работ перед Жюри конкурса во время проведения Форума (7 июня 2014 г.). Жюри определит победителей конкурса в соответствии с вышеуказанными номинациями после презентации всех проектов. Каждый победитель получает финансовую поддержку для реализации идеи от ОФ «Молодежный Культурный Центр» при финансовой поддержке Фонда «Сорос-Кыргызстан», а также от других партнеров Форума. Список победителей конкурса размещается на официальном сайте мероприятия Forum.Urban.kg Участникам конкурса, заявки которых не прошли в финал, предлагается присоединиться к Форуму, чтобы поддержать проекты финалистов со своей стороны, и, возможно, принять участие в их реализации. У каждого из участников появится возможность встретиться со специалистами из других стран в вопросах городского развития. 4) Победителям конкурса оказывается поддержка в размере до 1000 долларов США для реализации проекта до конца года. 22. HE HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 The State Department of the United States of America and the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic are pleased to announce that applications are now available for 2015-2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. Fellowship fields: Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the fields of: Eligible fields: • Agricultural and Rural Development • Communications/Journalism • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention • Economic Development/Finance and Banking • Higher Education Administration • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  23. 23. • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention • Human Resource Management • Law and Human Rights • Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change • Public Health Policy and Management • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teacher-Training/Curriculum Development) • Technology Policy and Management • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention • Urban and Regional Planning Criteria for eligibility - Applicants must • Be citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic • Have a university degree • Five years of substantial professional experience • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service • Proficient in both spoken and written English • Limited prior experience in the U.S. The following persons are NOT eligible: • individuals with less than five years of working experience prior to August 2015; • recent university graduates; • university teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a foreign language and specialists in drug abuse prevention and treatment; • individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more in the past seven years prior to August 2015; • individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months in the past five years prior to August 2015); • individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status. Application procedures and deadline: The H. Hubert Humphrey Program application should be completed online at the Embark website: http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/ You must read the application instructions that are provided on this website very carefully. In addition to the online application, you must mail the following supplemental materials in hard copy to the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy: • Report on proficiency in English • Letter of reference from current employer • Copy of a university degree • English translations of all documents The application deadline is 5:00 pm on June 30, 2014. Additional information on the program you can find at http://humphreyfellowship.org or Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, 171 Prospect Mira Bishkek, 720016, phone: 551-241, ext. 4434, e-mail: kudaibergenovak@state.gov 23. FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM IN CENTRAL ASIA. DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014 The State Department of the United States of America and the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic are pleased to announce the new competition for Fulbright Foreign Student Program in Central Asia for two-year master’s degrees beginning in academic year 2015-2016. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists, to research and study in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is open to Kyrgyz university graduates in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Medicine is not eligible for a Fulbright award. Participants will be recruited through a merit-based, open competition and chosen based upon their leadership potential, academic excellence, maturity, ability to adjust successfully to life in the U.S., strong interest in engaging Americans, and potential to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the Kyrgyz Republic. Program Requirements:
  24. 24. • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the Kyrgyz Republic or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the nominating country; • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant period; • Applicants holding a Master degree from U.S. university are not eligible to apply for this program; • Applicants should have a sufficient level of English to enable them to successfully complete full-time graduate study in the U.S; • Strong preference will be given to applicants who have not had extensive recent experience in the U.S.; • An applicant who is currently in the U.S. is ineligible for a grant; • In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must currently reside in their country of citizenship; • An applicant’s financial need or status should not be a factor in the selection process. • Important: All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements and to promote mutual understanding. Program Provisions: All grantees receive tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 24 months, supplemental health and accident benefits, a book and equipment allowance, travel support, and the opportunity to attend Fulbright enrichment activities. Application Procedures and Deadline: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program application should be completed online at the Embark website: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/ The application deadline is 5:00 pm on May 30, 2014. You must read the application instructions that are provided on this website very carefully. In addition to the online application, you must mail the following supplemental materials in hard copy to the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy: • Signature form • Three letters of reference (or complete online) • Report on Proficiency in English • Official academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions • Copies of diplomas from all post-secondary institutions • Original English translations of all documents • Submitting your application: Four hard copies of all supplemental materials should be mailed to: U.S. Embassy Bishkek 171 Prospect Mira, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Please address your questions to Aziz Kudaibergenov, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, Phone: 551241 ext. 4434, e-mail: kudaibergenovak@state.gov 24. YOUNG EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ CONVENTION – SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 IN FRANCE. DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014 Deadline: 31 May 2014 Open to: participants from EU Member States and non- EU Member States Venue: 10-20 July 2014, Cluny, Burgundy, France Description The next Young European Citizens’ Convention of Cluny is taking place from 10 – 20 July 2014 at the majestic site of the famous Cluny Abbey. This 14th edition will be a unique opportunity for about 60 participants from at least 20 countries to deepen and to make their proposals on the topic of European citizenship. This year’s theme is “A Place For Everyone in the European Union“. Every year since 2001, the Convention brings together around 60 young people from over 20 different countries of the Union and beyond. For 10 days, the participants are invited to discuss a topic which commits the future of the EU, like they did in 2001 in the Convention on the future of Europe (constitutional treaty).
  25. 25. The Convention relies on an original method in order to create an open space for exchange and reflection on major European issues. It is a school of democracy aimed at producing a joint European project, based on mutual respect and listening. Eligibility In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria: • Candidates must be born before 1st January 1994. • Working languages are French and English. • The Committee of Organizers will establish a list of participants on the basis of personal motivation and according to countries : • 3 to 4 participants per country from EU Member States • 2 participants per country from outside Europe countries • Hurry up! There are still places for candidates coming from the following countries: o Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. Costs The selected candidates must confirm their participation by transferring the sum of : • 300 € for citizens of : Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark , Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden. • 200€ for citizens of : Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia • for other countries – please contact us • During your stay, the costs for accommodation working materials and meals will be paid for by the European Institute. Travel costs will be at the expense of the candidates. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS Saturday, 31 May 2014. Apply here http://www.e-urope.net/about-the-summer-school/step-1-apply-now/ 25. EUROPEAN SUMMER COURSE 2014 “EUROPEAN UNION: ANALYSIS, INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES. DEADLINE: MAY 18, 2014 Deadline: 18 May 2014 Open to: participants from all over the world Venue: 09–20 July 2014 at Otzenhausen, Germany Description The Europa-Institut in cooperation with the ASKO EUROPA Stiftung and the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen presents the European Summer Course "European Union: Analysis, Insights & Perspectives".The European Summer Course takes place from 09–20 July 2014 at Otzenhausen, Germany. Would you like to know more about European integration and the European Union? And do you want to experience the atmosphere of an international seminar with young people from different countries? We will analyze the European Union, give insights to the functioning of the European institutions and politics and discuss the different perspectives of European Integration. The European Summer Course “European Union: Analysis, Insights & Perspectives” combines central aspects of European integration with special policy fields in a Studium Generale, which includes the basics of European policy as well as the current developments in the economic-business or legal sector and in the foreign policy. The programme should support the intensive communication by offering lectures, workshops and field trips to the main EU institutions. The participants of the 2014 European Summer Course from all over the world • learn the fundamental aspects of European integration, • discuss Europe’s multifaceted political, economic and cultural dimensions with renowned experts, • get to know the challenges of the EU from different perspectives, • deepen their knowledge of Europe in international experience-oriented working groups, • visit important European institutions and capitals, such as Brussels and Luxembourg,

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